Vancouver Island

Eat, Drink, Explore Chinatown

Badge of ExcellenceVictoria, Canada
Historic Downtown Victoria Food Tour

From $60.85

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a history lesson mixed with food as you wander around downtown Victoria on this walking tour. Explore historic areas of the city, which started out as a fur trading outpost, as you taste the local cuisine. Plus, Victoria boasts one of the oldest Chinatown sections in North America. The tour covers some of the oldest parts of the city, including the Victoria Public Market, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, and Emporium Dragon Alley.
  • This tour is ideal for foodies and first-time visitors to Victoria
  • Sample foods from local purveyors at the public market
  • The short tour fits easily into a day of sightseeing
  • The tour does not accommodate gluten allergies

What's Included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities (recommended) for tour guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Shatterbox Coffee Company
    1701 Douglas St CRU1, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1, Canada

    We meet at a coffee shop called Shatterbox Coffee. PLEASE NOTE THE COFFEE SHOP IS NOT INSIDE THE VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET. DO NOT GO INSIDE THE MARKET!!! The entrance is off Fisgard Street at the very back of the building. If you don't see guide outside go inside the coffee shop.

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • Whistle Buoy Brewing Company
    Market Square, Lower Courtyard, #63, 560 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6, Canada

    The end location is roughly a 15 minute walk to the starting location.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Victoria Public Market at the Hudson

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Fan Tan Alley

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Market Square

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Minimum drinking age is 19 years. We have a non-alcohol sample for youth and for those looking for a non-alcohol experience
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We can't accommodate the following allergy on this tour: Gluten.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Our daughter and son-in-law loved...
cmcclure1949, Jul 2017
Our daughter and son-in-law loved the food tour! They said it had quite a variety of excellent food and drinks. Their guide was fun, and they had enough to satisfy that they didn't need to have lunch later! Recommended!
Visiter le quartier chinois sous un nouvel angle
Danile_D, Aug 2023
Brenda, notre animatrice, était fort sympathique et partage avec plaisir ses connaissances sur les différents éléments visités.

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